The 2019 tennis season is well underway and from the men’s draw to the women’s – and of course the doubles – the season is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory.
With household names like Roger Federer and Serena Williams again leading the charge – to newcomers like Aussie Ash Barty – there’s set to be fiery tennis action all year long for casual and passionate fans alike. And although tennis takes place all day long and sometimes at inopportune times – i.e. when pesky work might get in the way – thanks to modern technology and excellent streaming plans you won’t miss a moment of the action.
2019 Tennis Grand Slam TV Guide
While there are top-quality tennis events all year long, for players and fans alike, the main events are always the grand slams. From the year-opening Australian Open to the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, tennis grand slams provide a variety of different conditions to test the mettle of every player.
The searing temperatures of the Aussie summer raise serious challengers for locals and internationals alike, with the mercury on centre court sometimes rising above 40 degrees. Up next is the French Open, the only grand slam to take place on clay, tests players rallying ability and endurance – something that 11-time winner Rafael Nadal has in spades.
The third grand slam of the year takes place on the famous grass courts of London: Wimbledon. The most prestigious of the grand slams, Wimbledon rewards players with greater speed and power – with Federer and Williams considered two of the best of all time. Next up is the US Open…
2019 US Open live TV preview
The US Open – which takes place at New York’s Flushing Meadows – is the final grand slam of the season, giving players a chance to finish the year on a high. As the Australian Open, the US Open takes place on a hardcourt surface – blending the rallying skill of clay court play with the speed of grass.
When: Friday, August 26 – September 8, 2019
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, New York, USA
This flexibility makes the courts more accessible – and it has meant that unlike Wimbledon or the French Open, the US Open is less likely to be a specialist tournament for one of tennis’ big stars. Over the past eleven years, there have been seven different winners in the men’s draw, compared with four at Wimbledon and just three at the French. For neutral fans, this means that the US Open is set to be unpredictable and full of twists and turns.
US Open court features
Number of courts: 33 (22 inside the complex, 11 at the adjoining park)
Centre Court: Arthur Ashe Stadium
US Open Live Daily TV Fixtures (AEDT)
|Tues 27 August||US Open Round 1||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo)|
|Wed 28 August||US Open Round 1||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Thur 29 August||US Open Round 2||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Fri 30 August||US Open Round 2||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Sat 31 August||US Open Round 3||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Sun 1 Sept||US Open Round 3 ||LIVE: 1.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Mon 2 Sept||Round of 16||LIVE: 1.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Tues 3 Sept||Round of 16 ||LIVE: 1.00am – 1.00pm||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo)|
|Wed 4 Sept||Quarterfinals||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Thur 5 Sept||Quarterfinals ||LIVE: 2.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Fri 6 Sept||Women’s Semis||LIVE: 9.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Sat 7 Sept||Men’s Semis||LIVE: 6.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Sun 8 Sept||Women’s Championship||LIVE: 6.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo) |
|Mon 9 Sept||Men’s Championship||LIVE: 6.00am – 1.00pm ||ESPN (Foxtel / Kayo)|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. US Open replays available following the conclusion of the live-action, daily on ESPN (Foxtel).
Stream the US Open Free
Unlike the Australian Open and some of the other bigger tennis events, you won’t find every round of the US Open available to Aussie viewers on free to air TV. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll need to pay through the roof if you want to catch the action.
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